Episode of Ben Watson's Late Lunch With Out To Lunch broadcast on Resonance FM the day after Gamma was cremated at St Marylebone Crematorium in East Finchley. OTL corrupts Shakespeare to introduce Evil Dick's "Trumpington in the New Economy", a bravura improvisation done in Leicester that Wednesday morning on his synth. If you missed Dieterich Buxtehude live at the Marienkirche in Luebeck in the 1670s and 1680s, now's your chance to catch up with a major composer in raw unbridled brandishment of his fearsome Id. Also, along with guests Didier Mervelet and Simon Prentis, OTL celebrates the life and lessons of Gamma and Mervelet pulls out tracks from OTL's record collection: Sonny Rollins, Johnny Otis, Johnny Guitar Watson's "Wrapped in Black Mink". There's even time for Jimmy Carl Black and Eugene Chadbourne to play Hendrix; and Gamma's favourite: Zappa's "Baby Snakes".
December 2, 2010 Subject:
Of course, it's not an improvisation by Evil Dick and Little Pete, it's a composition by Evil. The original plan was to perform live in the Resonance studio in London but snowy conditions meant driving from Leicester wasn't an option. Evil phoned Lunch and explained that he'd recorded a synthesiser improvisation that morning which could be used in place of the band; however, after the conversation Evil remembered a piece he'd finished over the summer... a proper, organised sound piece. Three hours later he managed to get it off his computer, in a format he could send in Resonance FM. Delighted with his achievement he completely forgot to inform OTL that the plan had changed... so that's why OTL's introduction is completely wrong. He thought he was getting an improvisation. Instead he got a piece. It's Evil's fault. Blame Evil. It all unravels with hilarious consequences. Enjoy!